I live in Snowdonia with my wife and kids this is a great base for rock climbing and mountain biking with amazing beaches and lakes not too far away. I’m always trying to balance family life and work in the mountains, this often takes me to Scotland in Winter and the Alps in spring for skiing and summer for Alpine mountaineering.
Working as a British Mountain Guide has provided adventures all over the world with an amazing mix of clients and other guides, for example, first ascents of unclimbed peaks in Greenland, skiing powder in Japan and Kashmir, India plus mountaineering in the Himalayas and New Zealand. I started climbing as a student in the Glasgow University Mountaineering Club and the Scottish Mountains draw me back every winter, I have only missed two seasons in thirty years.
Part of my work now involves training new mountain guides on the Scottish element of their pathway to being Guides, I continue to do some work at Plas Y Brenin, The National Outdoor Centre where I was previously employed for over ten years. I have always been motivated by helping people achieve their ambitions in the mountains and have recently begun studying counselling to help gain a greater understanding of what drives and limits us. Paul is qualified as an IFMGA mountain guide and a Winter Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor he is a British Cycling Level 3 mountain bike tutor.